The Europe-wide success of right-wing populist parties has been reflected in heated debates on national security and restrictive migration and asylum policies since the AfD entered the German Parliament. Public discourses on national security have to some extent adopted right-wing arguments and call for the implementation of restrictive migration and asylum policies. At the same time, narratives of "infiltration" and "foreign domination" are found increasingly beyond right-wing spaces. Measures such as closing down borders, putting a cap on the number of refugees entering the country, and executing an increased number of deportations are accompanied by rhetorics on the "Clash of Civilizations" or the "Islamization of the West".
The conference "Living with Islamophobia" for the first time focuses on the perspective of those affected by anti-Muslim racism. Among others it addresses processes of racialization based on culture and religion, issues of securitization and the role of sexuality and gender in the context of anti-Muslim racism. It explores coping strategies, counter-narratives as well as grass-root empowerment strategies for those affected by it.
The conference is jointly organised by
the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin,
the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences
and the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
In cooperation with the Council on Migration and the University of Salzburg.
The conference will be held in English.
For the complete program click here.
Please register for the conference.
Please note: The second conference day at Humboldt University was booked out in the meantime. In order to give as many people as possible the opportunity to participate, the second conference day will now also take place in the Glass Courtyard of the Jewish Museum. Both days can now be booked again. Deadline for registration is 30 September 2018.